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Illustration on the trepidations of finding romance in the current culture by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Taming men from toxic to timid

Identity politics revives sexist stereotypes, and like most stereotypes, they diminish us all to a multitude of prejudices. Generalizations seek the simplest common denominator and usually sink to the lowest.

Illustration on Trump's enemies by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

The one lesson Trump's enemies just can't understand

There is one lesson from President Nixon that applies not to President Trump, but to his adversaries on the left and in the media. "Always remember," Nixon said during his 1974 farewell address, "others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself."

FILE - In this May 13, 1975, file photo, Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. The New York Yankees have suspended the use of Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. (AP Photo, File)

In defense of Kate Smith

The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the '30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America" and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist.

Cherishing the words of the Declaration of Independence

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Illustration on strategies for the future of Afghanistan by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Battle of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is often said to be America's longest war, but that's imprecise. Afghanistan is the longest battle in what some of us insist on calling The Long War. When did the conflict begin?

One Hero Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A hero amongst the liars

Over the weekend in The Wall Street Journal, Brian Lamb, the founder of C-Span, tendered a Solomonic statement in his valedictory interview after some 40 years before the television cameras. Said Mr. Lamb, "Lying is the word that I would use to describe this town." And he went on, "I don't know if it will ever stop. It's gotten worse rather than getting better, and both sides do it. You've got to listen very carefully to what they're saying." By "they" he meant politicians, journalists and practically anyone listening to them. He referred to the politically alive as, shall we say, the political class.

Illustration  on John Bolton's sanction against Cuban baseball players by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Punishing baseball fans with a high-priced publicity stunt

Many libertarians worry that President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton has taken on the role that Dick Cheney held during the George W. Bush administration. Mr. Cheney was seen as the "real" president when it came to foreign policy. Mr. Bolton has become Mr. Trump's Cheney.

Bernie's Health Plan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Sanders' Medicare numbers don't work

Democratic presidential hopefuls are at it again — promising free college tuition, forgiveness of student debt and to dramatically lower what individuals pay for health care. Like President Obama, if any lands in the Oval Office, the country could be saddled with another albatross — the Affordable Care Act has not tamed health care costs but it has so radically altered the marketplace that voters are afraid to dismember it.

Illustration on Second Chance Month by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Second Chance Month provides second chances

Prisoner re-entry programs can have long-term positive impacts on communities and individuals. Last year, President Donald Trump proclaimed April to be Second Chance month for individuals with a criminal history. One year later, the First Step Act has been enacted and is in the process of being implemented. The bill aims to reduce recidivism rates and give ex-offenders the opportunity to redeem themselves.

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Hope for food allergy sufferers

My brother was in his mid-20s when he developed a food allergy. Through a process of elimination, he discovered that his unpleasant side effects occurred whenever he ate wheat or gluten. My sweet sister-in-law revamped her cooking to remove all wheat and gluten. It worked. A year later and his problems are gone. Unless, of course, he accidentally consumes the offending protein or grain.

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